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When I Found You Paperback – April 23, 2013
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Intrusion: A Novel
A loving couple, grieving the loss of their son, finds their marriage in free fall when a beautiful, long-lost acquaintance inserts herself into their lives. Learn More
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About the Author
Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author and co-author of nineteen books, including When I Found You, Second Hand Heart, When You Were Older, and Don’t Let Me Go. Her novel Pay It Forward was included on the ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults list, translated into twenty-three foreign editions, and turned into a major Warner Brothers motion picture. Her short stories have received honorable mentions in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, nominations for Pushcart Prizes and the O. Henry Award, and citations in the Best American Short Stories anthologies. Along with Anne R. Allen, she recently co-authored How To Be A Writer In The E-Age…And Keep Your E-Sanity. An avid traveler and amateur photographer, she has hiked the Grand Canyon, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and many more of the world’s most beautiful places. She currently resides in Cambria, California. For more information and book club questions, please visit the author at www.catherineryanhyde.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
Nathan's seemingly content life is challenged when his dog finds a newborn baby in the woods. Suddenly, Nathan finds his heart opening to the helpless infant. He wants to adopt the child -- a prospect his wife scoffs at -- and believes that fate conspired to bring him into the boy's life. When it turns out that the child has a grandmother who will take him in, Nathan is disappointed but determined to stay in the boy's life, even as an invisible guardian who sends holiday presents. He asks that the grandmother not forget him and that she tells the child about "the man in the woods".
The author writes the part of Gamma (Grandma) very believably. She's tough and stern, but edged with caring. She does what she thinks is best for young Nat, which is lie to him. Later, when he learns the truth he becomes an angry young man.
The grandmother loses control over Nat and remembers Nathan's insistence that he would always be there for the child. She shows up at Nathan's doorstep with the young man in tow and Nathan readily agrees to take him in.
The series of events that follow are really too good to spoil in a review, but the author takes no shortcuts with this story. She follows through with realistically difficult but tender years, well into Nat's adulthood.Read more ›
So glad I picked up When I Found You from a friend in England - thank you, Frances! It is well out of the common run of books and leaves me with the clear intention to read everything Ms. Hyde has written.
This is the story of Nathan, a man of quiet wisdom, and the baby he finds in the woods, abandoned and close to death. It's a story of tragic human errors redeemed by steadfast love and intention. This is a book you will think about for a long time.
This book was full of discovery, every turn a surprise. Ms Ryan Hyde is a master of story, Pulling the reader towards the next chapter and then the next. Very touching all the way through.
My copy came to me as a gift, I know that i shall pay it forward and gift this book to my loved ones. Thank you to the author and YES it is Brilliant. A 5 star read.
I love her books to begin with, and find this one exceptional. It's a subtle story of passion and purpose, love and tension, trust and distrust, and perhaps above all the importance of honesty. A baby found by a hunter lives with his grandmother for years, and then with the hunter. Coming-of-age issues unravel, but are not the key to Hyde's exploration of passion, love, trust, and honesty, the bonds of friendship and of service. It is a marvelously written, compelling story, masterfully plotted and paced.
It is a keeper, one you will not regret reading.
I did not like this book as much as I'd hoped. The Nathan character is far too "good" to seem like a real person. He shows very little emotion, just steadfastly goes about supporting Nat emotionally and financially, no matter what Nat throws at him. He's an admirable character, but his lack of frustration, regret or even conflicting emotions in this situation makes him an unrealistic character. And there is very little to explain his motivation to behave this way, other than a last-pages supposition by a minor character.
Nat's character is stronger. Even though he is less admirable, his emotions at least make him real.
Much of this book takes place in boxing gyms or boxing rings. That may add appeal for some readers; it didn't for me.
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